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Real Madrid and all-time great Di Stefano dies aged 88

Jul 08, 2014    

Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a global football powerhouse, has died. He was 88.Real Madrid said in a statement that Di Stefano, its honorary president, died on Monday afternoon at Gregorio Maranon hospital, two days after a heart attack.Di Stefano turned 88 on Friday. The following day, he had a heart attack on a street near Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and spent the following days in the hospital.Renowned for his speed, versatility and strategic grasp of the game, he helped Madrid attain ...

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